People with the pattern of Type 2 on the Enneagram learned when they were children, quite unconsciously, that the way to get their needs met was to help and give to others, especially the important people in their lives. Their great gifts are their emotional intelligence, sensitivity and intuition regarding others.
Being so other-related it is especially hard for people with this worldview and habit (of mind and heart) to realise that, in relationships, it is just as good to receive as to give and that love flows in both directions, to them as well as from them. Moreover, sometimes the giving gets too much and Givers can feel put upon, martyred and resentful. It helps them to realise that there is more to life than focussing on the needs of others; that nurturing themselves is not selfish, it is very important.
We will explore what it is like to be a Giver via a short piece of teaching, a guided meditation and hearing from a panel of people who recognise this is their style. There will be time for questions and discussion.